ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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AFGHANISTAN-Findings of People s Tribunal

AFGHANISTAN Findings of People's Tribunal (By a Special Correspondent) THE People's Permanent International Tribunal (PPIT) is the offshoot of the Kussel Tribunal which was first constituted to investigate US aggression against Vietnam. Since its formation in 1979, PPIT) has held sessions on Western Sahara, Argentina, Eritrea, Philippines and the Bangsa Moro People and EI Salvador. In 1981 the PPIT held its first session on Afghanistan at Stockholm when it took up two questions. The first was whether "the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan constitutes an aggression, according to international law, trgainst the sovereignty, the territorial integrity or the political independence of the state of Afghanistan, and an infringement of the fundamental national rights of the Afghan people". To this the PPIT had answered that this was indeed the case. The second question investigated by the PPIT related to the 'Violation of the rules for humanitarian rights during the war, especially ... the fate of civil population".. The Tribunal decided that it required "fuller and more detailed information ... before pronouncing itself definitively". A special inquiry commission was, therefore, constituted to collect 'complementary information'. The second session of PPIT's Afghanistan Tribunal was called at Paris, France, from December 16-19,

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